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Soulsby Name Meaning

English (Northumbria): of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from either of two places called Soulby, one near Penrith and the other near Kirkby Stephen. These are probably named from Old Norse súl ‘post’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. If this is right, it is hard to explain why the place name should have developed a form with an -s- in it. However, this alternation is found in other surnames (for example Bowlby/Bowlsby).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Shelby, Sully, Cosby, Goldsby, Selby, Mosby, Ormsby, Oglesby, Busby

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Soulsby Family Origin

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Soulsby Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Soulsby family was Shoemaker. Coal Miner, Labourer and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soulsby. The most common Soulsby occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 27% of Soulsby's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    27%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Engine Fitter

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

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Soulsby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Soulsby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soulsby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Soulsby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Soulsby. For the veterans among your Soulsby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Soulsby Life Expectancy

What is the average Soulsby lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Soulsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Soulsby in 1962 was 64, and 89 in 2004.

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